Quincy J Walters

Reporter

Quincy Walters is a reporter and backup host for WGCU.

He started in public radio as an intern at WUSF, the NPR member station for the Tampa Bay area. A year later, he was a production intern for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. After Quincy’s internship, he returned to WUSF as a reporter.

His stories have aired on Weekend All Things Considered.

Quincy earned a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

The School District of Lee County

Lee County schools have been out of session since a little before Hurricane Irma and they're not set to return until September 25th. 

Lee County School District Superintendent Gregory Adkins said this date is later than the school district intended. 

"The recovery process is taking quite longer than we thought it would," said Adkins at a press conference. "And we found that most of our buildings did sustain damage."

Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Administrator was at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center Wednesday. 


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Gov. Rick Scott visited the Florida Power & Light staging area at Southwest Florida International Airport on Tuesday. He also visited flooded areas of Southwest Florida.

Utility trucks, prepping to restore power to the region were lined up far into the horizon. Scott briefly spoke to reporters about the power situation in the area. 

"I've been to shelters. I know everyone wants their power back," said Scott. "It's the biggest thing we can do right now, but we gotta be safe about it." 

Quincy Walters / WGCU News

What was once Hurricane Irma is now a tropical storm. But before Irma touched down Sunday in Southwest Florida, WGCU visited a trailer park in Estero when a mandatory evacuation was in effect for mobile homes.

Quincy Walters

While Hurricane Irma has passed southwest Florida and has weakened, Lee County Officials are warning people not to venture out because the aftermath is still dangerous as of Monday morning. 

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